Andrews and Freeman Named NSCAA All-Americans

    Dec. 2, 2016

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - USC seniors Morgan Andrews and Mandy Freeman were named NSCAA Second Team All-Americans, it was announced today by the organization.

    Andrews and Freeman were both NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team honorees, which advanced them to the national ballot for All-America honors. This is the second year in a row the Trojan have had two NSCAA Second Team All-Americans, as Andrews and fellow senior Kayla Mills earned the honors in 2015. This is Freeman's first All-America honor.

    For Andrews, who was recently named a semifinalist for the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Award, this is her second-straight season of being named NSCAA All-American Second Team. In 2016 Andrews earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors and has started all 23 games, ranking second on the team with nine goals, second with 21 points (9 goals, 3 assists). She is also tied for the team lead with four game-winning goals. Overall Andrews has scored in six different games, three of those being multi-goal outings. Andrews has a knack for coming up big in big games, scoring two goals, including the game-winner on Oct. 6 as the Trojans upset then-No. 1 Stanford 3-0. She also scored the game-winning goal against then-No. 8 North Carolina on Sept. 11 as the Trojans upset the Tar Heels 3-0. She also tallied two goals at Oregon on Sept. 29th and two goals against Eastern Washington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Freeman earned the first All-American honors of her career. The 2016 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Freeman also earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors. She has assisted in 15 shutouts on the season to put USC eighth in the nation in shutout percentage (0.562). USC led the Pac-12 in goals against average at 0.47 throughout the regular season. USC finished the regular season with 47 goals scored and nine goals allowed, the second-best goal differential in the league. Through the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, the Trojans have only allowed 10 goals in 23 games.